§ Mr. BECKER
asked the Minister of Pensions why it is necessary on Army Form D 415 to have this form signed by a serving officer, a magistrate, or the 2369W police officer in actual charge of the nearest police station to the place where the pensioner resides for the time being; and, if it be not the intention to keep the Army pensioner under police supervision, will he consider including Members of Parliament and members of other professions who can sign this form?
§ Mr. GWYNNE
I have been asked to reply. Army Form D 415 is used for the purpose of a special occasional verification of the list of Army pensioners, and special measures are necessary to secure that the identification shall be effective, but I will consider whether the list of persons authorised to sign the form should not be enlarged, as suggested by the hon. Member.